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of some really first-rate cabinet meboses-starting with our attorney general, secretary of education, secretary of homeland security, secretary of health and human services, and we met with a range of 229 groups. representing a wide ranged perspective, from members of the law enforcement community, including many from your cities and states, to gun safety advocates, victims of the shootings, both down in virginia as well as out in colorado, sportsmens organization. hunters, gun owners, the nra. representatives of the video game and movie destroy. educators, retailers and public health officials. and as i said, i spoke to many of you in this room as well, along with the governors and the county executives. and no group was more consequential or instrumental in shaping of the document we put together for the president, than all of you in this room. to those conversations with you and other stakeholders, after literally hundreds of hours of work and research done by experts at the justice department and the department of homeland security and elsewhere, after reviewing just about every
% and it will essentially be cut close to happen the next decade. we are talking about education programs and health programs, including nih research. we are talking about infrastructure. we are talking about key domestic discretionary programs that are so important for the lives of the vast majority of the american people. as the president subsequently yesterday, the debt ceiling essentially must not be used as a weapon. it essentially takes on an is the basic full faith and credit of the united states of america. the president has made so clear what would be at stake if that were to happen. i just believe that it is so critical that that not occurred. you know, i have been through these battles for many decades. i don't remember anyone essentially saying we should go over the cliff. the consequences would be, i think, shamanic and potentially cataclysmic. for the republicans that say let's do it, i think i would be a mistake with foreseeable consequences. the federal reserve has said the responsible physician is we should not forget. >> the president says he's not going to talk about the debt ceil
apply it? how do we deliver band width that can change education, change health care, change all government services, we get faster, cheaper, better, the same phenomenon on our phones and in our networks, we want to see in public goods and services like education and health care. >> host: mr. levin, how important is speed when it comes to improving our economy? >> guest: depends on a variety of different uses. for example in medicine, we're now moving to a place where we can have wireless sensors improve medicine and that's great. but business uses and other thing things, cameras, geneomic medicine, there's faster networks, president clinton was was dell and he said we can't expect our businesses to compete internationally if they only have access the speed of korea, and he is absolutely right. >> reed hundt, energy is included in your book on technology. why? >> guest: to quote the smashing pumpkins, we all know what we're after, we just have to get there faster. we all know we need a clean energy economy, where it's really, really cheap to buy the energy and where the energy th
education and senator schumer invited him to open the luncheon with lunch prayer in recognition of his long history of service. >> just really quick, to speak to the hispanic american community but in shuffling my notes i did miss the fact we wanted to make sure that everyone knew that merely evans williams who is the widow of medgar evers will also be doing the invocation and kicking it off and again this ties into the fact that this is an event that looks back at our history as a country to where the president wants to take us as a country. we think that will be a very nice way to open the event and towards the civil rights movement and part of not only the president's life but also the country's life. >> i just wanted to know how many people are coming and. [inaudible] >> from our standpoint i believe we are still finalizing the list of individuals who will attend and we will have more information on that in the coming days. traditionally the diplomatic corps has been seated upon the platform and there are 1600 guests that are seated on a platform including obviously the president, the v
has six murders and the december 14 tragedy which includes 20 young children and six educators. that incident is still with us. and we must cope with the violence that occurs on our own city. mayors and police chiefs and cities from all sides have worked together in this effort over the years. in an open letter to the president and the congress, sent us three days after the newtown, connecticut tragedy occurred, there was a statement urging immediate action, now more than 200 mayors have signed on to the letter. we are calling on the president to exercise powers through executive orders or through the congress to make reasonable changes in our gun laws and regulations. specifically we called on congress to enact legislation to ban assault style weapons and high-capacity magazines. we asked them to strengthen the national their national background check system and eliminate loopholes within it and we are very well aware that whether it is a mass shooting or a murder on a street corner, it would take much more than strengthening our gun laws are in we have a culture of violence i
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